When: 2011-08-28

Collection location: Sewickley Heights Park, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ann B. (Ann F. Berger)

No specimen available

I found this growing on a log. The entire thing is about a foot across. Each tiny “branch” is growing on its own wiry stem, and each spore mass looks like it has been loosely braided. The spore masses lean into each other.

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Ann, excellent discovery
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-03-19 07:40:28 CST (-0500)

I have not heard of this species and can now be on the lookout for it

A larger, darker Stemonitis.
By: Ann B. (Ann F. Berger)
2011-08-30 20:47:55 CDT (-0400)

I agree that it must be a Stemonitis. All the others I’ve found were brown, smaller, shorter, and mostly “fluffier”; not clumped so tightly together in such a large form.